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Closing hospitals is not the answer to our problems

26 May 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

The continuing focus on ‘failing hospitals’ was demonstrated again with Channel 4’s Dispatches investigation Under Lock and Key in March, which featured shocking...

Having the right touch

01 April 2006

Learning Disability Practice

Letter

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to the editorial in last month’s LDP regarding the importance of touch. I completely agree with your views on the importance of...

Supporting independence

01 October 2010

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

LEARNING DISABILITY services everywhere are facing change. This is being driven by a number of factors, including the poor state of the economy. But there are other...

Recognising difference

02 February 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

I WAS delighted to read Dot Hollingworth’s article ‘A model for all’ (Hollingsworth 2014) in last November’s issue of Learning Disability Practice. The article is a...

The search for new champions

01 July 2005

Learning Disability Practice

News

To mark Learning Disability Awareness Week (20-26 June), members of the Southampton Community Learning Disability Health Team (LDHT) delivered awareness training to...

Meeting the challenge

29 June 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

LAST MONTH, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published guidance on managing learning disability and challenging behaviour. It describes...

improve and care

01 December 2003

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Issues relating to the sexuality of people with learning disabilities are receiving increasing attention from researchers and practitioners alike. Authors have also...

Time for justice

01 July 2009

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

APRIL 2009 saw the launch of The Bradley Report (Department of Health DH 2009a) an independent report that reviewed the needs of people with mental health problems...

Nurses’ distinct role must survive integration

26 August 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

In 2011, we were all deeply shocked and angered at the abuse that occurred at Winterbourne View, a specialist hospital for people with learning disabilities in...

How to be a specialist

30 January 2012

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

The need for specialist healthcare provision among people with learning disabilities is growing, yet the number of specialist NHS learning disability nurses is...